So has anyone seen this? It’s an HBO show that is in its third season. What this show is, is a five night series of half hour episode. Gabriel Byrne plays a psychiatrist who meets with a patient each night of the week. Each night he meets with a separate patient. So on Mondays he meets with patient 1, Tuesday meets with patient 2, and by the time we get to Friday night, Byrne meets with his therapist and talks about all the disgust and contempt he has for his patients.
This is a very interesting show that deals with the human character. This is the slowest burn of a character study I have ever seen, but when the show starts rolling, it’s amazingly beautiful. We don’t see much of Gabriel Byrne’s wife, because most of his screen time he is listening to his patients and we’re just waiting for his anticipation. When he meets with his therapist on Friday, he’s like a new person. He’s not calm and in control; he’s unleashed and on fire.
This is my new obsession.